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Load Trail hiring after ICE raids, detains 160 employees (Texas, illegals making $40 an hour)
KXII-TV ^ | August 30, 2018 | Kristen Weaver

Posted on 09/03/2018 5:04:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

SUMNER, Tex. (KXII) - Days after a Lamar County trailer business was raided by immigration agents, the company said they're moving forward and hiring new people.

Load Trail welder Brandon Connell's day Tuesday started out like usual--until he heard the yelling.

"I hear a banging on the trailer I'm building. I lift up my hood and there's six ICE agents around me," Connell said.

Connell said the armed ICE agents told them to drop their tools, get into a room and show documentation.

"Kinda picking us apart based on where we were born," Connell said.

160 people were bused away to detention centers in Oklahoma and North Texas.

Many of them, Connell's closest friends.

"One of my best friends, he's been here since he was two. He was moved here by his parents. Obviously he didn't choose to come over here," he said.

The company had to pay a fine four years ago for hiring 179 people in the county illegally.

ICE claims companies like Load Trail take jobs away from U.S. citizens.

But an attorney for Load Trail says that's not true.

"Most folks detained are skilled laborers making up to $40 an hour--That's above market pay."

Attorney Gene Besen said Load Trail pays based on productivity --- not citizenship.

"Everybody that came back to work at Load Trail went through another I-9 audit done by the company," Besen said. "The folks on our line have the proper paperwork."

Connell has been working for the company for four years and had nothing bad to say about it.

"They care about their people," Connell said. "How those people got hired, I don't know. But as far as for me working up there, it's always been good."

Besen tells us they could not comment on whether Load Trail knowingly hired undocumented immigrants.

He said nobody in management had been arrested but ICE tells us it's an ongoing criminal investigation.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: hiring; illegals; immigration; jobs; texas
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Doing the jobs almost everybody would like to do.
1 posted on 09/03/2018 5:04:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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One of my best friends, he's been here since he was two. He was moved here by his parents. Obviously he didn't choose to come over here," he said.

Before I throw yer bud a pity party, bub, please tell me why chose NOT to become a citizen the right way...

2 posted on 09/03/2018 5:06:50 PM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why aren't the CEO and the managers sitting in jail awaiting arraignment?

Do those things and illegal aliens will deport themselves and pay for the trip. Motivation is a powerful force.

3 posted on 09/03/2018 5:07:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So there is nobody in Texas who wants to make $40 an hour?

If his best friend was brought here at two I’m sure he registered for DACA and has papers to work


4 posted on 09/03/2018 5:08:29 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood."Thomas Jeffersons)
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“Attorney Gene Besen said Load Trail pays based on productivity -— not citizenship. “

Maybe they need to go to prison and pay in the communal shower?

Picking up the soap that most Americans would prefer not to do.


5 posted on 09/03/2018 5:16:59 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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“Kinda picking us apart based on where we were born,” Connell said.”

Yes, that’s the point you fricking idiot.

L


6 posted on 09/03/2018 5:18:11 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

GOOD.

More, Please.


7 posted on 09/03/2018 5:19:03 PM PDT by TADSLOS (1. Don’t Forget Nothing.)
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“Most folks detained are skilled laborers making up to $40 an hour—That’s above market pay.”

I doubt it. That’s probably what they are showing on the books, but I doubt that’s what is actually going to them.


8 posted on 09/03/2018 5:21:47 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Start using cash and checks or the elite class and bankers will make "cashless" the norm.)
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To: mewzilla

Once they are an illegal alien there is no way to become legal without going home and applying like everybody else.
That’s why our elected want amnesty for them.


9 posted on 09/03/2018 5:25:35 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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"Attorney Gene Besen said Load Trail pays based on productivity . . ."

BS, it's based on not paying a share of the SS, no unemployment tax, and so on. Otherwise they'd be paying a market wage and not relying on illegal immigrants.

10 posted on 09/03/2018 5:26:48 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: McGavin999

Agree. Many would work damn hard for even $20 an hour now. I know some who would move there to work. One lady I know works 2 jobs while her sorry husband sits on fanny, gets child support from her and has their two teenage boys. Sad.


11 posted on 09/03/2018 5:28:08 PM PDT by Lumper20 (DC is full of rats on the wildroot cream oil.)
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" . . . but I doubt that’s what is actually going to them."

Good point and probably happening more often than not.

12 posted on 09/03/2018 5:28:31 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory !!)
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To: TigersEye

Excellent list that I would like our government to implement.

They seem to think we have to catch illegal aliens breaking additional laws before they are removed.

We will not get legislation favorable to the citizens and the rule of law until we replace the Bush League Republicans who are hell bent on making the USA into North Mexico. Amnesty is the only answer to them.


13 posted on 09/03/2018 5:30:05 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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If the guy’s bestie had wanted to become a citizen, he’d’ve done that. And if he had, I’d’ve said welcome aboad. But since illegal dude chose not to do that, he gets no sympathy from me.


14 posted on 09/03/2018 5:31:12 PM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spider Mike’s grandchildren are applying as we speak.


15 posted on 09/03/2018 5:37:15 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like most i(D)iots they are entitled to their opinion, not to break the law. Alpha Mike Foxtrot


16 posted on 09/03/2018 5:40:47 PM PDT by Tuketu (The i(D)iot Platform is splinters bound by crazy glue. TRUMP is the solvent.)
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To: McGavin999

49000 people total in the county. Move or subcontract the work if you cannot find enough legal workers.


17 posted on 09/03/2018 5:43:42 PM PDT by steve8714 ("My name is Rod Blagojevich and I need cash now!" (all) "Call JB Pritzker, 87DirtyCashNOW!")
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18 posted on 09/03/2018 5:43:46 PM PDT by CaliforniaCraftBeer
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“Attorney Gene Besen said Load Trail pays based on productivity -— not citizenship.”

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and the attorney said this?? On record? What an idiot.


19 posted on 09/03/2018 5:45:05 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“I doubt it. That’s probably what they are showing on the books, but I doubt that’s what is actually going to them.”

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Same here. $40/hour to illegals? BS. I am close by to downtown L.A. and the illegals are there. i even had our mexican worker ask them one time how much they charge for just lifting boxes out of the trailer and into the stores and it’s $75 for the entire time it takes for the boxes to be carried in...


20 posted on 09/03/2018 5:48:18 PM PDT by max americana (Fired libtard employees 9 consecutive times at every election since 08'. I hope all liberals die.)
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